Education Department

The MPSD Education Department takes pride in being knowledgeable and approachable for staff, students and parents in promoting growth and development through learning.  

Pamela Lensmire • Director of Education

Phone: 920-686-4779
Email Pamela Lensmire

Pam is a leader in all aspects of curriculum, instruction, and professional development in support of the District mission, goals and Board policies.  

  • Supervises the process of curriculum development and implementation
  • Oversees student evaluation and testing programs
  • Provides leadership in planning and facilitating the integration of educational technology
  • Assists Superintendent in the supervision of building principals
  • Plans and provides professional development for district staff in promoting high quality student performance
  • Oversees program coordinators, specialists and department heads
  • Coordinates Title I and II programs
  • Compiles and maintains the instructional budget for the district
  • Oversees the Manitowoc Public School District Academy, in partnership with Silver Lake College

Jason Bull • Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Phone: 920-686-4764
Email Jason Bull

Jason focuses on curriculum, instruction and assessment for the purpose of improving student learning.  

  • Coordinates the district's standardized testing program and the analysis, interpretation and reporting requirements
  • Assists Superintendent in the supervision of building principals
  • Organizes and implements professional development days for staff

Tiffany Gates • Education Secretary
Phone: 920-686-4788
Email Tiffany Gates

Please contact Tiffany Gates with questions regarding:

  • DPI Reporting for Civil Rights Data Collection, Civil Rights Data Compliance, School Performance Report and Pupil Non-Discrimination Compliance Report
  • Title I, II and IV for Private and Public Schools 
  • MPSD Information Channel - Comcast Cable Channel 15
  • Lighthouse Learning Academy 
  • MPSD website 
  • Community flyers 

Sara Disch •  Education Administrative Assistant
Phone: 920-686-4786
Email Sara Disch

Please contact Sara Disch with questions regarding:

  • 4 year old kindergarten
  • Summer School 
  • MPSD Facebook 
  • PALS
  • WISEdash / WAMS account access and data compilation
  • Local and State Assessments 

Dr. Lori Williams • Math Specialist
Phone: 920-686-4746
Email Lori Williams

Lori supports the instruction and learning of high levels of math for all learners 4K through 12 by:

  • Providing and coordinating professional development on best practices in math instruction to teachers
  • Helping teachers match math interventions and/or enrichments to specific student needs
  • Collaborating with district administrators to ensure connections among math programming from grade to grade

Jennifer Schultz • District Literacy Specialist

Phone: 920-686-4778
Email Jennifer Schultz

Jennifer supports the instruction of reading and writing in the MPSD.  She assists the district by:

  • Coaching and working collaboratively with K-12 educators in reading, writing and phonics
  • Communicating with district administrators 
  • Providing guidance on district literacy assessments and expectations
  • Organizing professional development